Cantharides sentence example
- Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
- Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.
- The British Pharmacopeia contains a large number of preparations of cantharides, but the only one needing special mention is the tincture, which is meant for internal administration; the small dose is noteworthy, five minims being probably the maximum for safety.
- The external action of cantharides or cantharidin is extremely characteristic. When it is applied to the skin there are no obvious consequences for some hours.
- When applied in this fashion a certain quantity of the cantharides is absorbed.Advertisement
- Cantharides is used externally for its counter-irritant action.
- It is very rich in cantharidin, yielding fully twice as much as ordinary cantharides.
- Several green-coloured beetles are, on account of their colour, used as adulterants to cantharides, but they are very easily detected by examination with the eye, or, if powdered, with the microscope.
- His disorder was an oedematous affection of the wind-pipe, contracted by exposure during a long ride in a snowstorm, and aggravated by neglect and by such contemporary remedies as bleeding, gargles of "molasses, vinegar and butter" and "vinegar and sage tea," which "almost suffocated him," and a blister of cantharides.
- Those which act on the skin: The best known of these is cantharides (Spanish fly), the active principle of which is a colourless crystalline body - cantharidin - which is extremely irritating.Advertisement